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Dr Hiroko Umegaki-Costantini

Marie Curie Fellow

Dr Hiroko Umegaki-Costantini joined the Institute’s faculty in September 1st 2018 as a Marie Curie Fellow.

Dr. Umegaki-Costantini’s main area of research relates to eldercare and new technologies, with a particular focus on men with care roles.

Hiroko was an Academic Visitor at the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing from 7 - 12 May 2018.

At SciencesPo her research is focused on elderly care and care technology in Japan and France, which is fully-funded by Horizon 2020 Marie Curie actions by the European Commission. Hiroko’s PhD, at University of Cambridge, was on how men negotiate their sense of masculinity and family relations.

She previously earned an M.A. at Harvard University, an MSc at University of Oxford. Before embarking academia, she had worked as a broadcaster for TV stations in Japan, including a major channel NHK in Tokyo. Her publications include ‘Grandfathering in Contemporary Japan: Altruistic and Self-Serving Means to Happiness’ in Wolfram Manzenreiter & Barbara Holthus (eds.), Happiness and Good Life in Japan, London: Routledge (2017), and ‘Caring for My Wife’s Parents? Reconciling Practices, Masculinity and Family Relations’, Intersections: Gender and Sexuality in Asia and the Pacific.